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Macarena Colla

My biggest passion is traveling and I consider myself lucky to be able to incorporate it in my daily work. Born and raised in Buenos Aires, I have been traveling all around my country since a very young age. My experiences have provided me with extensive knowledge regarding both trip creation and the local destination. I would love to help you create the journey of your dreams, and are ready to guide you through every step of the way!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Since I've traveled a lot around South America, I can recommend the best activities and places to visit according to your travel profile. I specialize in organizing multi-destination trips in Argentina and its neighboring countries, either connecting by air or land. I recommend domestic/regional flights for long distances and buses for the shortest ones. There are no good trains unfortunately in South America."

How did you get involved in travel?

"I have always been a nature lover and loved getting involved with different cultures. I knew traveling was my passion and decided to make a profession out of it by helping people planning their trips! Not only from a professional point of view but also giving advice from my own experience. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Iguazu has always been my favorite destination in my lovely country. The first time I visited the waterfalls, I was not expecting to find such a magnificent landscape. Not only did the immensity of the falls catch my attention, but also everything that surrounds them like the deep sounds of the falls, nature, wildlife, and rainbows."

Macarena is part of the following groups: Argentina Travel Agents
Mount Fitz Roy
El Calafate & El Chalten Grand Tour - 9 Days

Explore the rugged beauty of the icy wilderness of Patagonia on this adventure-filled 9-day itinerary that loops down from Buenos Aires through El Calafate and El Chaltén. Start off by learning about the culture of Argentina with a tour and tango show in Buenos Aires. Then, travel south to see the famous Perito Moreno glacier up close, raft down the Rio de las Vueltas, and hike on top of the secluded Cagliero glacier. 

View of Mt. Fitz Roy
Trekking in El Calafate & El Chalten - 8 Days

This adventure-packed 8-day itinerary takes you to the heart of Argentine Patagonia: Los Glaciares National Park. Take a day to experience the vibrant metropolis of Buenos Aires, then fly south to El Calafate and the famous Perito Moreno glacier. Then, take in the breath-taking scenery around nearby El Chaltén with several hiking excursions around the vertiginous Mt. Fitz Roy.

Iguazú Falls
Ultimate Iguazú Falls Experience - 4 Days

This four-day getaway to Iguazú Falls takes you into the heart of one of Argentina’s most prized destinations. Then, you'll experience another side of the falls from Brazil, with expansive, panoramic views. Your short, yet incredible adventure ends with a free day to enjoy Buenos Aires.

Striking scenery from the roadside in Patagonia
2 Weeks in Patagonia - 4 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With two weeks in Patagonia, you could stick to one side—Argentine or Chilean—or visit both. On these four unique itineraries, you'll trek on glaciers, see penguins in the wild, dine on fresh seafood in the southernmost city in the world, camp under the stars, and hike in South America's finest national park.

Walking around the waterfalls at Iguazú
2 Weeks in Argentina - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

Argentina's a large country, but with two weeks to spend, you can get to know several regions in one trip. On these five unique itineraries, you'll sail around glaciers in Patagonia, road-trip through the colorful scenery of the northwest, sip locally produced wine in Mendoza, and hike through the jungle to the awe-inspiring waterfalls of Iguazú.

Salinas Grandes Salt Flats near Jujuy
10 Days in Argentina - 6 Unique Itinerary Ideas

With ten days to spend in Argentina, you have enough time to visit several destinations. Combine Buenos Aires with the wine region of Mendoza, the wildlife paradise of Patagonia, the colorful landscapes of the northwest, or the famous Iguazú waterfalls, or focus your time on a single region or activity, like trekking around Salta or hiking in Patagonia. Find out how with these six unique itineraries.

Recent trip reviews for Macarena

Susan

Macarena was professional, flexible and respo... · Argentina - Feb 18 - Mar 4, 2020

Traveler: Susan G. - Local specialist: Macarena Colla

Macarena was professional, flexible and responsive. Quick follow up is very important to me when planning a trip.
Her suggestions made my trip special: cooking class, wine tour and Termed hot springs I would not have found.

I loved the visit to Iguazu falls from both B... · Argentina - Jan 1 - Jan 5, 2020

Traveler: Guyborn S. - Local specialist: Macarena Colla

I loved the visit to Iguazu falls from both Brazil and Argentina sides and the Tango night show which introduced me to Argentinian culture. The tour guides Gustavo and Maria on the Iguazu trip were phenomenal. Muchas Gracias

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Macarena Colla, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thanks for your trust, Guyborn! I am so glad to know that you had a wonderful time in Argentina and that you loved your visit to the majestic Iguazú Falls. It was my pleasure to help you plan this trip!

Great time in Argentina because of perfect planning · Argentina - Dec 23 - Jan 2, 2020

Traveler: Jim M. - Local specialist: Macarena Colla

Macarena did a wonderful job of working with us to get our trip to Buenos Aires and Ushuaia just perfect for our family. While we enjoy taking tours, we like to have free time to wander. Macarena was able to give us the perfect amount of both.

Each day we had some free time to wander, or relax from our tours. We thoroughly enjoyed Laura on our BA and Tigre tours. She was informative, helpful, and delightful to spend time with. Highly recommend her.

While we would have never booked the... read more

Macarena did a wonderful job of working with us to get our trip to Buenos Aires and Ushuaia just perfect for our family. While we enjoy taking tours, we like to have free time to wander. Macarena was able to give us the perfect amount of both.

Each day we had some free time to wander, or relax from our tours. We thoroughly enjoyed Laura on our BA and Tigre tours. She was informative, helpful, and delightful to spend time with. Highly recommend her.

While we would have never booked the Argentine Cooking experience or the Tango lesson and dinner, we were so happy Macarena put those in for us. It was great dining with travelers from around the globe, learning about the culture, food, mate, tango, etc. So happy they were included in our itinerary.

And while it was fun exploring BA, we thoroughly enjoyed being in Ushuaia. What a fabulous place. The highlight of our trip was the penguin boating adventure. The weather was absolutely perfect and it was wonderful seeing the landscape of Argentina and Chile.

The tour of Tiera del fuego park was great fun. And we were glad to have a personal guide. She was great! So informative, accommodating and professional. Felt like we really clicked with her.

We loved the Arakur Spa and Resort. Sitting and looking out the windows at the bay and town below was wonderful. Each afternoon we would go to the pool area and hang out. It was great fun being outdoors with the wind blowing, but warm in the pool.

There were some issues with Arakur, though. We were in Ushaia while it was very warm, and the AC did not seem to work in any of our rooms. We kept asking about it, but they told us "it is very slow." I would have preferred them to tell us "we really don't have AC, so it is best to open the windows," which we did open the windows.

Also, we ate at the lobby bar each day for lunch and service was extremely slow. I understand relaxing and not being rushed, but the service was terribly slow. Food at the lobby bar, restaurant and New Year's Eve gala was fabulous!!!

The new year's eve party was loads of fun. A great way to start the new year and decade.

Additionally, Macarena was on vacation during our trip, so Ludi stepped in and made sure we had everything we needed once we arrived in Argentina. The change from one agent to the next was seamless.

Highly recommend both!
Great time!

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Macarena Colla, local specialist, responded to this review:

Thank you, Jim & Carrie! It was my pleasure to help you planning this trip for you. I'm so happy to hear from you that you have enjoyed every single activity that I have arranged for you during this unforgettable trip to Argentina. It would have been better to meet you personally but as Ludi told you before, I was on holidays. Thank you so much for your possitive and beautiful comments. Our goal is to give the best experiences to our travelers and we did our best to do so. It was so nice to... read more

Thank you, Jim & Carrie! It was my pleasure to help you planning this trip for you. I'm so happy to hear from you that you have enjoyed every single activity that I have arranged for you during this unforgettable trip to Argentina. It would have been better to meet you personally but as Ludi told you before, I was on holidays. Thank you so much for your possitive and beautiful comments. Our goal is to give the best experiences to our travelers and we did our best to do so. It was so nice to work with you, guys! You're so adorable, thank you! If you decide to come back to Argentina, I would love to plan another trip together! :)